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Cath Brokenborough (Executive Lead First Nations Engagement and Reconciliation at Lendlease)

Cath Brokenborough

Executive Lead First Nations Engagement and Reconciliation at Lendlease

Cath is a proud Wiradjuri First Nations woman and is the Executive Lead for First Nations engagement and reconciliation at Lendlease. In this role, she has led the development and implementation of three Reconciliation Action Plans, including 2 Elevate RAPs.

Cath has more than 30 years of construction and property industry management experience at both project and corporate executive level.

She is the first female Chair of the Board of the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre; a Board member, Chair of the People and Culture Committee and member of the Insurance Committee at the Queensland Building Commission; Chair of the Dhawura Ngilan Cultural Heritage Business and Investor Initiative; Co-Chair of the NSW Treasury Aboriginal Advisory Council; and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Alan Dayeh (Managing Principal, NSW at Point Advisory)

Alan Dayeh

Managing Principal, NSW at Point Advisory

Alan is Managing Principal of Point Advisory’s NSW office based in Sydney. He oversees the firm’s integrated advisory solutions in corporate responsibility and sustainability, including environmental, social and governance risk. With over 25 years of industry and professional services experience, he takes a pragmatic approach to integrating sustainability strategies and risk management into organisations. He works with investors to strengthen their chosen ESG integration and reporting approaches. Alan chairs RIAA’s First Nations Peoples’ Rights Working Group that he helped establish during mid-2020 in the wake of the destruction of shelters at Juukan Gorge and the global Black Lives Matter movement.

Laura Melrose (Terri Janke and Company Pty Ltd Lawyers and Consultants)

Laura Melrose

Terri Janke and Company Pty Ltd Lawyers and Consultants

Laura has expertise in native title, cultural heritage and environmental law, intellectual property and Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP). She is a skilled policy writer and has worked with a range of government and corporate clients to develop both recommendations reports and implementable policies in areas of ICIP, Indigenous Data Sovereignty, First Nations engagement and management of cultural heritage. Laura is experienced in consulting with First Nations stakeholders both online and on Country, and has drafted a variety of agreements for best practice collaborations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations. She is also a regular presenter of TJC’s True Tracks® ICIP Workshop and has presented to a range of audiences, including Indigenous organisations, government agencies, universities, and during conferences.